Thinking I'd like to try making some handle sets like yours. Did you use Gr. 6061 aluminum rod or something else, and how did you "handle" the polishing and anodizing?
I can come by the handle stock fairly easily but will need to take the rod sections to an anodizing company to do for me, and I'm curious what to tell them to do. Is bending the rods after anodizing a bad idea?
Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks,
In England we have T6 6082 3/8" diameter rod
the polishing was done on a bench grinder with polishing mops and soaps
anodising was done professionally - to preserve the shine they were anodised with a one minute etch - this doesnt eat into the aluminium too much and keeps the shine
the rods were machined and bent,then drilled,polished and finally anodised - I wouldnt recommend bending AFTER anodising
I hope this is of help
good winds to you
Edited by BAZ, 10 April 2010 - 11:55 AM.